How do you give an IP address to this HP switch?

hey guys

We've bought a HP H3C S5120 switch. I've connected to it using the console port on the switch and logged into it using the windows hyperterminal.

I've enabled DHCP inside the swtich. It claimed to be successful. Rebooted it. I still for the life of me can't get it to show the IP address for it. Whenever I do attempt to obtain an IP, it shows as blank.

I'm trying to get onto the web interface and need an IP. Any ideas on how I give this switch an IP?

Thanks a lot
Yashy
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davealfordIt SupportCommented:
What's issueing the IP address on your network? You should be able to query it as to what IP addrresses have been assigned
YashyAuthor Commented:
the DHCP server on our system is providing. It's a server 2008 server which is doing that. However, accoridng to the manual, these servers don't come with a default IP.

YashyAuthor Commented:
I meant these switches don't come with a default IP.
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davealfordIt SupportCommented:
that's a horrible interface -

<Sysname> system-view
[Sysname] interface vlan-interface 1
[Sysname-Vlan-interface1] ip address 10.153.17.82 255.255.255.0

have a read through this - P68 may be useful

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YashyAuthor Commented:
man, thanks so much for posting that. I've been messing around with similar commands, but I never thought of adding the 'vlan' command. I kept using the 'GigabitEthernet' instead which doesn't take me anywhere.

I did this:
<H3C> system-view
[H3C] interface GigabitEthernet 1

I received a ''wrong position' error etc. Basically i couldn't do anything with it.

I would have thought the 'VLAN' command  is only used if you want to set up a VLAN or have set up one already? Is this the case here?
YashyAuthor Commented:
Also, I think the link you wanted to post is missing?:)
davealfordIt SupportCommented:
YashyAuthor Commented:
Thanks a lot Dave.

I can't log in though, although I've tried to follow the manual. However, I'll raise a new post, if you could look at that would be great.
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